Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 15 after scoring three goals and seven assists for 10 points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Strome collected four multi-point performances last week helping the Otters win four-straight games to climb back into a first place tie in the OHL’s Midwest Division standings with a 17-2-1-0 record. On Tuesday night he picked up two assists and earned third star honours in a 5-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads, then scored a goal and an assist on Friday night in a 6-4 win over the Oshawa Generals in a rematch of last year’s OHL Championship Series. On Saturday night he chipped in another two assists as part of a 3-1 win over the London Knights, and wrapped up his week with a four-point effort scoring twice with two assists claiming first star honours in a 5-2 win against the Kitchener Rangers.
The 18-year-old from Mississauga, ON, is playing in his third career OHL season and is currently tied for second in league scoring with 34 points in 16 games including nine goals and 25 assists. Selected third overall by the Coyotes in the 2015 NHL Draft, Strome was co-recipient of the CHL’s Top Scorer Award in 2014-15 with an Otters’ record 129 points in 68 games. Strome also represented Team OHL in the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series last week in Owen Sound scoring a goal and an assist in the OHL’s 3-0 victory.
Also considered for the award this week was fellow Coyotes prospect and QMJHL Top Scorer Conor Garland of the Moncton Wildcats with seven assists in three games, and Jackson Houck of the Calgary Hitmen who recorded six assists in two games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nikolas Brouillard (Quebec Remparts)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)